This study can help policymakers and other stakeholders in the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation system identify current cost drivers and emerging trends in payments, prices, and utilization of medical services among nonhospital and hospital providers. It also shows how medical payments per claim and their cost components in Pennsylvania compared with 16 other states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). We analyzed claims with experience through 2014 for injuries up to and including 2013. In some cases we used a longer time frame to supply historical context for key metrics. We also added information from other Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) benchmarking studies to provide a more complete picture of the system in Pennsylvania.
CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Pennsylvania, 16th Edition. Evelina Radeva. October 2015. WC-15-42.
We're happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Please let us know how we can help.